Flying first class to Paris is the most sought after Valentine’s getaway


parisNew poll shows that the old favourites still top the love stakes  this Valentine’s Day

Flying first class has topped the wish list for 60 per cent of women who are dreaming of a luxury getaway this Valentine’s Day, according to a national poll by Holiday Extras.

The results revealed that the romance of Paris hasn’t lost its lustre, with over a third of couples naming the city as the ideal backdrop for a Valentine’s Day treat. Venice was also the city of choice, with a quarter of men and 33 per cent of women listing this traditional hotspot as a great place for romancing.

It seems that attention to detail goes a long way with lovebirds, a bottle of champagne waiting for you in the hotel room was also voted as one of the top three romantic gestures. Lovers are keen to start their romantic break as soon as possible, with almost a fifth choosing a stay in a luxury airport hotel as the perfect way to start a romantic break.

James Lewis, head of partnerships at Holiday Extras, commented: “The old favorite Valentine’s Day gestures including a first class trip to Paris haven’t lost their appeal. My advice would be to pre-book elements of the trip such as parking to make the best of your budget. And, to impress your partner even more, book a luxury airport hotel for the night before your flight.”



Notes to editors:

The survey information was gathered from 1,300 Holiday Extras customers at the end beginning of February 2013.

Five-star luxury at the Sofitel, Heathrow T5 is enough to start any Valentine’s Day getaway off on the right foot.

The Sofitel at Heathrow has a Special Supersaver offer for those who want to add extra magic to a Valentine’s Day treat. A room only rate of £151 is available for advance bookers.

There’s also an option to add spa access to the booking for £50 for two – get the heart pounding or just relax in the Sofitel’s treatment rooms, pool, 24-hour gym, steam room and sauna. In addition to perfection, a two -course meal from £43.20 per couple will round off the evening and begin the holiday in style.